Can a creditor call strangers with personal information?

Question Details: I have a creditor that has been contacting people in my area giving my name and stating that it is in regards to check fraud. The creditor is calling everyone in the phone book with the same last name as one of my references giving out my name and stating that I am having legal actions against me for check fraud. I work in the medical field and may have a patients that are being contacted. Can they do this?

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